"Learning that three of our members, two of whom were white, had disappeared really blew away all my ideas that possibly we would have protection from the fact that the majority of the summer volunteers were white. I knew now that that was not the case: that everybody was in grave danger, and that these Mississippians would kill all of us, white and black." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on PBS.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.